This blog is for curators of collections of fine jewellery and for anyone who enjoys finding unique and rare fine jewels; be it antique, estate, vintage jewellery or modern magnificent stones and designs. From a collector, investor or stylist point of view, these are the best pieces that I have found that are for sale in auctions and antique shops around the world. Ultimately it is for everyone who shares this passion.
This is a great brooch made by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1928. At the height of Art Deco, it must have been quite an unusual design at the time to choose an orchid which was one of the icons of the Art Nouveau period. The Art Deco features of this piece are the platinum set with different cut diamonds: brilliant, pave and baguette... Don't know if JAR knew about this piece but it is one that could have inspired him!.
The brooch is displayed in the Nature section at the Cooper-Hewitt exhibition and it belongs to the Van Cleef & Arpels collection.